Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Buddhists in Laos took part in events to mark the annual Vesak Day, including rituals and activities organised in temples.

BOKEO, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Arson caused the destruction of almost 1,000 hectares of forest after a fire raged through the Nam Kan National Protected Area in Bokeo province.

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - To rehabilitate the environment and increase forest cover to 70 percent of land by 2020, Champassak provincial authorities are planning to grow trees on 950 hectares this year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Asian Development with Disabled Persons (ADDP) has pledged to continue supporting people living with disabilities by creating more job opportunities for them.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Meeting the target to draw one million Chinese tourists to Laos in 2019 is achievable, according to a report.

BOKEO, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The official handover ceremony of the renovated Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) School in Bokeo province took place recently. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Global Fund has forecast a budget of over US$2 million in assistance to Laos from 2018 to 2020 to assist with the elimination of malaria and reduce the impact of multi-drug resistance in five southern provinces.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao Bankers’ Association (LBA) is working to upgrade the skills of employees of banks that are members of the association by equipping them with broader understanding of risk management and prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -South Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been providing support to the Lao Women’s Training Centre, run by the Lao Women’s Union, for the provision of vocational courses for marginalised women.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has done much in the past year to reduce the negative impacts of natural disasters but faces a number of challenges including budget constraints.